Grace Russell was born and raised in one of the most profound music cities in the world, New Orleans. Driven by the energy of her hometown, she gravitated towards music from a young age. As she excelled in writing music, she began to make a name for herself as an up and coming songwriter within the New Orleans music scene. At age 17, Russell left her small town behind and dove into the Music City. Working as a songwriter under many different mentorships, she honed her craft to form a sound that is uniquely and undeniably Grace Russell. Russell toured throughout the southeast as a solo artist under her own name, growing her audience wherever she went. In the summer of 2020, her songs began to bend closer to being labeled as “folk rock songs” as she discovered softer melodies that hovered beside an acoustic guitar. This came just in time for the fall when she met Patrick Armould when the duo began writing songs for what eventually became Hello Darling.
Hello Darling prides itself on its heartfelt lyrics and unmistakable live performances. When they sit down to write songs, the goal is to create music that was just as effective to the listener as it is to the band personally. The music walks the stylistic lines of indie folk and Americana, driving comparison to The Head and the Heart and The Avett Brothers. Their debut self titled EP is out now on all platforms.